When Life is Loud

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Today’s Word: Loud

There is always noise. In the midst of silence my brain, heart, and emotions are speaking. There are times these moments of self reflection are welcome, but there are times I wish I could block out the loud protest of my insecure, proud, and selfish heart. Add in the normal chaos of life, and the loudness just grows.  I learned many years ago that the key to stilling the noise is to preach to myself instead of listening to myself. It sounds funny to state that words can silence  loud, hope deafening noise, yet it is true. The key is the source of the words and message I speak to my heart. When my thoughts begin with I, the loudness grows as does my failures and hopelessness. When my thoughts begin with God your word has said,  peace boldly washesover me, a welcome and refreshing companion.  In a way, I have learned to welcome the moments of loud clamor as it becomes a warning to my spirit, that my mind was wandered, and that my heart has strayed from home. When quietness has been tasted, loud unnatural noise becomes loathsome but without the loudness of life I would neither seek or desire the opposite of the life I now live through Christ, Peace. “And the Work of righteousness is peace, and the effect of righteousness is quietness and assurance forever.”  Isaiah 32:17

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